Federalism v. Devolution

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  • Federalism vs. Devolution
    • Devolution
      • Power, not sovereignty, is delegated from central govt. to regional govts.
      • Unentrenched and, therefore, flexible.
      • Powers may be delegated asymmetrically to various regional govts.
      • This involves the transferral of powers, not sovereignty.
    • Federalism
      • It is the transferral of sovereignty to regional govts.
      • Entrenched in a constitution; inflexible
      • Powers are delegated symmetrically
      • Any powers not specified in the constitution are normally granted to regional govts.


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